When you’re having a long, exhausting day, do you find yourself looking forward to a relaxing bath?
Does hot water help you unwind so you can catch some serious Zzz?
Is a warm bath your idea of self-care heaven? And basically your go-to when you need to zen out?
And our love affair with a hot soak in the tub is pretty darn good for us!
Baths have a TON to offer your mental and physical well-being. And it’s so easy to up the ante by making your own bath products. I’m talking just 2 ingredients easy!
Which is why I’m so excited to show you how to make these magnificent white chocolate and coconut oil bath melts. And, of course, we’re going to learn why they’re so good for our skin! Booyah!
So grab your cacao butter and coconut oil sweet friend. We’re going to have some fun! And then you can pick out a good book, light some candles, fill the tub and relax. All while your skin reaps the reward.
Sound good? Let’s do this!
Before We Get Started
White chocolate and coconut oil bath melts are the bomb! But there are tons of other wonderful things you can create to add a little extra goodness to your bath.
Which is why I made you a FREE E-Book full of my favourite self-care recipes to make next time you spoil yourself to a bath. We’ve got face masks, bath bombs, milk baths and more. Relaxation at it’s finest!
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Pour your hot water, put together your favourite recipe and put those feet up. You deserve it!
Now back to the oil bath melts…
Why You Should Treat Yourself To An Oil Bath
These luxurious goodies are super easy to make. And coconut oil and cacao butter (the butter used to make white chocolate) are fantastic for your skin. Not only are they super moisturizing, they have a lot more to offer too! We’ll talk more on that in a hot minute.
But, honestly, any excuse to take a relaxing bath is a good one.
I mean, just look at all of these health benefits of baths:
- Elevates Your Mood and Boost Relaxation
- Reduces Stress
- Improves Sleep
- Relieves Muscle Pain
- Eases Cold Symptoms Like Congestion and Cough
- May Reduce Inflammation and Control Blood Sugar
- Can Help Manage Chronic Pain
- Provides an opportunity For Self-Love
That’s a heck of a lot of benefits, eh? And adding a little something to your bath just adds to the lovely self-indulgence. When that little something involves bath oils, your skin gets a little extra ‘something, something’ too.
But what makes these white chocolate and coconut oil bath melts worthy of a spot in your you time? Let’s take a peek…
What Makes Cacao Butter Good For Your Skin?
Cacao butter is deeply hydrating. It can help to soothe dry or irritated skin. And it comes packing with some skin healthy antioxidants and anti-inflammatory prowess. All this wonderfulness can help to protect that gorgeous skin of yours. (source 1, source 2)
Super bonus, it’s delicious, chocolaty smell provides extra aromatherapy. Booyah!
Even cooler, there’s some research that shows that cacao butter may help to prevent and/or treat certain skin diseases, like psoriasis and acne and help with wound healing. (source)
Oh, an cacao might also protect your lovely skin from sun damage. Who knew cacao had so much awesomeness waiting inside. (source)
Coconut Oil Is Awesome For Skin Care Too
Coconut oil comes packed with a fantastic mixture of skin healthy fats. And they’re super moisturizing!
For one thing, those gorgeous fats help to strengthen and increase your skin surface lipid levels (which is a fancy way of saying that they give a nice boost to the oils that fill the spaces between your skin cells while also protecting and moisturizing your skin’s surface). Plus, they’re super hydrating! (source)
Did I mention that this oil provides a little SPF too? This by no means replaces sunscreen! But it’s still pretty cool, don’t you think? (source)
But coconut oils skin care benefits get even cooler…
Coconut oil can bring out the big guns! It’s been shown to take down staphylococcal colonization on the skin. This is an unfriendly bacteria and if you’re like me and deal with eczema you definitely don’t want it hanging out on your skin. Because staphylococcal is more likely to colonize our skin than those without eczema. How rude!
Thankfully, this study found that the coconut oils can take down up to 95% of staphyoloccal colonization in eczema sufferers when used topically. Thank you coconuts!
This means that moisturizing with coconut oil and bathing in oil baths like this one is extra awesome for my eczema brothers and sisters (and still amazing for everyone else ;)).
Long story short, soaking in this goodness is a nice way to be kind to your skin. And, hey, you get to relax at the same time. Win, win yo! Let’s make some.
How To Make Absolutely Wonderful Oil Bath Melts
This recipe makes Approximately 30 Small Oil Bath Melts (depending on the size of your chocolate mould).
You can amp it up with essential oils or leave it as is (it rocks either way)! Super bonus, they’re super simple to put together.
A word of warning – oil will make the tub slippery, so please be careful! Make sure to use a good quality bath mat and, to avoid slipping, add the bath oil melts after you’ve gotten into the tub. It’s also really helpful to give the bath a quick wipe down after you’ve drained the water to remove excess oil.
Ready to make yourself a batch?
White Chocolate and Coconut Oil Bath Melts
Homemade DIY White Chocolate and Coconut Oil Bath Melts. Relax and nourish your skin with this simple, 2 ingredient recipe plus optional essential oils.
- 1/4 Cup Cacao Butter
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
- 5 Drops Essential Oils Optional - I prefer DoTERRA Sweet Orange or Lavender Oil
Melt the cacao butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally so that the butter doesn't burn.
After the butter is melted, remove the sauce pan from the heat. If your cacao butter was in big chunks before you melted it, you can double check in a measuring cup at this point to make sure you have 1/4 cup. If you're a bit under, pop it back on the stove and melt a little more.
Once your cacao butter is ready, add the coconut oil. It should melt into the still warm cacao butter fairly quickly; no stove top needed unless it's the middle of winter and your coconut oil is really solid. Stir until well mixed.
Poor the oil mix into a chocolate mould and freeze if you'd like them to be ready faster.
Pro-Tip xD - make sure your mould is on a plate or tray before you fill it. That way you can easily place them in the freezer, since the oil may spill out if you try to carry the mould after you filled it (they're pretty malleable!) I may or may not have made this mistake in the past... 😉
Your white chocolate oil bath melts will harden fairly quickly in the freezer. When they're solid, remove them from the mould and store them in a container in the fridge.
Coconut oil softens at room temperature and will melt in warmer weather, so it's best to keep them cold - otherwise they might not keep their form. If you're worried someone might mistake them for food, make sure to mark these babies as oil bath melts... they definitely wouldn't taste great! And it would be such a sad waste!
When you're ready to soak in the tub and moisturize that beautiful, sexy skin of yours, grab one or two and drop them in the water! Relax, soak up the goodness, and enjoy. You and your skin will love it!
CAUTION - oil will make the tub slippery, so please be careful! Make sure to use a good quality bath mat and, to avoid slipping, add the bath oil melts after you've gotten into the tub. It’s also really helpful to give the bath a quick wipe down after you've drained the water to remove excess oil.
And we’re done! Easy, peasy, right? And won’t it be so nice to relax in the bath while these sweet little oil melts nourish your skin? I can’t wait for you to try them!
Your turn – have you tried an oil bath before? Are you excited to make your own white chocolate and coconut oil bath melts? What are your fave ways to take your relaxing bath to the next level? Share your wonderful thoughts with us in the comments below!
Health and love,
Thought of the day: I deserve to make time for myself.
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